Appointment Question?

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by HendrikKim, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. HendrikKim

    HendrikKim Member

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    I just recently got a call from West Point today regarding my appointment. I haven't accepted yet and the person told me that it would be best to just accept the appointment now, even if I change my mind later. As they would begin to pull appointments from people who have no signs of activity on their candidate portal. I was waiting until Christmas time to make an official decision but he said that it would be safest just to accept it now. Has anyone else heard something similar to this because I thought I had until May 1st to decide.
     
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    howacupcake Member

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    Wow thats intense. I didn't know that....
     
  3. BigNick

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    This is bad info - who specifically is "the person" you talked to? Call your Regional Admissions Officer DIRECTLY and ask him if that is the policy. I think they want you to accept immediately but it is NOT a requirement.
     
  4. BigNick

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    Additional thought - my son went thru a similar experience last year (he is currently in the Class of 2015 and doing well). He received an Appointment in November but did not accept until he had considered other offers. He did get a VERY NASTY AND UNPROFESSIONAL LETTER from the Congressional District coordinator (who works for the Regional Admissions Officer) in February berating my son for not accepting immediately. However, I am sure that the letter was not approved by any officer from the Admissions Office. The point is - never accept any information except from an official source.
     
  5. HendrikKim

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    Thats very interesting, I got my message from my congressional district coordinator as well. Thank you for the info however, I'll keep that in mind.
     
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    I guess it make a certain amount of sense coming from a congressional district coordinator, although its still not right. I'm sure they want to make sure the slot is filled or pass it along to the next in line as soon as possible.
     
  7. BigNick

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    Bottom line based on my experience with getting my son into West Point - Your Regional Officer is the best source - your Congressional District Coordinator is not the best source.
    The Regional officers are a full-time professional Admissions officers working from the Admissions office at West Point.
    The Congressional Coordinators are usually retired West Point officers living in the Congressional District who offer their time. Some are very good and totally in-touch and others are not as qualified.
     

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